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Help Desk is a place at Techie Buzz where we answer user queries and allow users to ask questions and reply to them. At the Techie Buzz help desk you will learn more about what files are and how to open files and many other common questions and answers.

How To Unfriend Friends on Facebook?

Facebook is definitely a great place to find your old friends and acquaintances and keep up with their lives. However, there are times when you might come across people who are very noisy and outright irritating on Facebook.

If you are in such a situation, you might want to remove that friend from your list. If you are looking to do that, here are some instructions on how you can remove friends on Facebook or Unfriend friends on Facebook.

In order to remove friends or unfriend them on Facebook you will have to first visit their profile and then hover your mouse over the “Friends” button. This will now bring up a dropdown which will display you the various options for that friend.

Unfriend Facebook Friends or Remove Facebook Friends

You can either choose the option to stop displaying the friends posts in your news feed or completely “Unfriend” them using the option provided.

Bonus Tip: Looking to find out when someone unfriends you on Facebook? Check out how to find out when someone unfriends you on Facebook.

 

How to Create CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT, CBA Comic Book Archives?

We have been tellings users on how they can open CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT or CBA files on Windows or Mac, open CBZ, CBR, CB7 CBT or CBA files on Android and open CBZ, CBR, CB7, CBT or CBA files on iOS or iPhone. However, what if you want to create your own Comic book archive?

Well, creating a comic book archive is definitely easy and you can do it yourself easily. The only hard work in creating a CBZ, CBR or CB7 file is first scanning or downloading the images and then naming them in sequence. We’ll take a look at what the exact process is below.

How to Create CBZ, CBR, CB7, CBT or CBA Comic Book Archives

The most important step in creating a comic book archive is to first collect all the images you will be using to create the images. You can either download the individual images or scan them and store them some where.

Once you have all the images in place, you will have to rename them so that they are in sequence. For example, you can use the naming convention comicbookname-01.jpg, comicbookname-02.jpg, comicbookname-03.jpg and so on according to the page numbers of the book. Please note that the image extension may wary, so rename them accordingly.

Now once you have arranged the images you are ready to create a comic book archive. Please read the information below to understand how CBZ, CBR, CB7, CBT and CBA comic book archives differ.

Important Information for CBR, CBZ and CB7 files

  • CBZ file is also known as Comic Book Zip file and are renamed from a .zip extension
  • CBR file is also known as Comic Book Rar file are renamed from a .rar extension
  • CB7 file is also known as Comic Book 7z file are renamed from a .7z extension
  • CBT file is also known as Comic Book Tar file are renamed from a .tar extension
  • CBA file is also known as Comic Book Ace file are renamed from a .ace extension

Once you have understood the above conventions go ahead and create either a zip file, rar file or 7z file and then rename the files to .cbz extensions if it is a zip file, .cbr file if it is a rar file and .cb7 if it is a 7z file (See: How to Rename File Extensions).

That’s it. Once you have renamed the archive, you can then view the comic book archives on Windows, Mac, Android or iPhone devices.

Bonus Tip: CBZ files are supposed to be the best for viewing comic books. However, you can experiment with different formats to see which one works out for you.

How to Open CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT or CBA Files on Android?

Last time around we told you on how to open CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT or CBA files on Windows and Mac. However, what if you want to open in on your Android device? Well, worry not, because there are several apps out there which will allow you to open CBZ, CBR and CB7 files on your Android mobile and tablet.

Comic Book Viewer Android

The files with these extensions are basically comic book archives which contain images in sequence and can be read using a compatible software. In fact, you can actually create your own CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT or CBA files as well.

If you want to read these comic book archives on an Android phone or tablet, you will require a dedicated app. One of the best app to view comic books on Android is “A Comic Viewer“. The app is a lightweight comic, image and manga viewer which can open cbr, cbz and cb7 comic book archives.

Additionally, you can also use another app called Komik Reader to open those files on an Android device. So go ahead and live that kid in yourself by reading those comics on your device.

How to Open CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT, CBA Files on Windows/Mac?

There are several times when you download unknown files from the internet and do not know how to open them. We have been telling you several different to open files and want to focus on new types of files which end with the .cbr, .cbz, .cb7, .cbt and .cba extensions.

Comic Book Viewer Windows/Mac

While these files may have weird extensions, they are basically comic book archives created several different formats including zip archives, rar archives and 7z archives. In fact, these files are created by renaming those archives with the above extensions. For example, you can rename a rar file to .cbr or a zip file to .zip or a 7z file to .cbz (See: How to create CBR, CBZ or CB7 files).

Important Information for CBR, CBZ and CB7 files

  • CBZ file is also known as Comic Book Zip file and can be renamed to .zip extension
  • CBR file is also known as Comic Book Rar file and can be renamed to .rar extension
  • CB7 file is also known as Comic Book 7z file and can be renamed to .7z extension
  • CBT file is also known as Comic Book Tar file and can be renamed to .tar extension
  • CBA file is also known as Comic Book Ace file and can be renamed to .ace extension

Also See: How to Rename File Extensions

There are a few ways in which you can open CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT or CBA archives. The first way is to change the file extensions of these files to their respective archive type (see conventions above) and then opening them using their respective software. For example, you can rename a .cbr file to .rar and then open or view the rar file.

However, like I had mentioned earlier these files are comic book archives and there are dedicated comic book viewers which can be used to view those books on your PC or Mac.

On Windows, you can use the software Comic Rack to open those files. CDisplayEx is another neat comic book viewer for CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT and CBA files. Once you have installed either of these software you will be able to open the CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT and CBA comic book archives and read them. On Mac OS X, you can either use Simple Comic, Jomic or Comical to open CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT and CBA files and view those comics.

So now that you know which software will open your comic book archives, go ahead and enjoy the child within you.

How to Open ePub Books on Kindle?

Amazon Kindle and the Kindle app is one of the best devices/apps to read books. In addition to reading books, Amazon also allows you to upload your personal books and documents to your Kindle library. This feature is missing in Google Books.

However, Amazon Kindle does not support a popular format known as ePub and this means that majority of your books may be unreadable on the Kindle. However, there are ways to actually convert ePub books to Amazon Kindle formats.

Amazon Kindle

One of the easiest ways to read ePub books on your Kindle is to convert the books to a format which Kindle understands (.azw, .mobi, .PDF) and then upload the books to your Kindle library using the “Send to Kindle” app or through your personal Amazon Kindle email address (Read: How to add or send books to Kindle).

In order to convert ePub files to a Kindle recognized format, you can use an excellent software called Calibre. You can read our earlier guide on converting ePub files to Mobi and other formats to learn how you can do the conversion of your books.

Also Read: How to Open ePub books on your Desktop?

Once you have converted your book to the popular format, you can directly use Calibre to send the books to your Kindle device or app or read instructions on how to upload books to Kindle library.

Once you have uploaded your books to the Kindle library, you can then easily send it to any of your registered Kindle devices and read the books on them.

 

 

How to Send Books to Amazon Kindle or Kindle App?

I have used several different book readers including Google Books and iBooks but have found the Amazon Kindle app to be the best software to read books on the go. The Kindle Reader is also one of the best ebook readers you can come across.

Send Books/Documents to Kindle

However, there may be times when you already have books from other sources which you would want to read on your Kindle app or Amazon Kindle. If you have an Amazon Kindle, you can easily upload books from your computer to your Kindle library by connecting it to your PC.

Also Read: How to Convert ePub Books to Kindle Formats | How to Open and Convert .lit Books

If you are using a Kindle app on Android or iPhone device, you do not have this feature. You can use several other methods though to upload your personal eBooks and documents to Kindle.

One of easiest way to upload your personal documents and books to your Kindle library is to send the books through email to your personal Kindle email address which can be found at this page. To be able to use this service, you will have to register your device for Personal documents and then also add approved email addresses from which you can send documents to your Kindle.

In addition to that, you can also use an app called “Send to Kindle” which will allow you to upload documents directly from your PC or Mac to your Personal Documents in Kindle library, while also allowing you to directly send those books or documents to your registered Kindle device.

While using the “Send to Kindle” app, your documents will be converted to a Kindle specific output which you can then read using the Kindle app or Kindle reader device.

How To Delete Posts on Facebook Timeline or Wall/Feed?

With all the scams going on these days, one of our readers asked us a simple question on how to delete a post on her Facebook timeline which was incidentally a Facebook scam post. While deleting any post on your Facebook Timeline should be easy, not many people are aware of the steps involved in it.

If you are someone who is not aware of deleting posts on their Facebook Timeline or wall, you can follow the steps listed below to find out how you can do it.

How To Delete Post from Facebook Timeline

Step 1: To delete any posts, you will first have to visit your profile page or your Timeline as it is called now and find the post you want to delete.

Facebook Remove Post in Timeline Option

Step 2: Once you find the post, just hover over the post area in the right and side hover your mouse and you will see a button to “Edit or Remove” the post. Click on this button to view the options.

Delete Facebook Timeline Post

Step 3: From the available options in the drop down menu, click on the “Delete” option to delete the post. You will be shown a popup confirmation dialog asking you whether you “Are you sure you want to delete this?”. Click on the “Delete” button in the dialog to delete that post from your wall.

How To Delete Post from Facebook Feed/Wall

If you want to delete any post on your Facebook feed or Facebook wall, you can do it by hovering over the post in the right hand side corner and then clicking on the “x” button provided to you.

Delete Facebook Feed Post

Clicking on the “x” button will once again pop up a dialog which says “Are you sure you want to delete this?”. Click on the “Delete” button in the dialog to delete that post from your feed or wall.

Access isoHunt, Pirate Bay, ExtraTorrent and Kick Ass Torrents in India

Several ISPs in India have started blocking popular torrent sites like ISO Hunt, Vimeo, Pastebin, The Pirate Bay and Extra Torrent on various ISPs including those of Airtel and Reliance. Users who visit these website on those ISPs will see a message as shown in the image below.

pirate_bay_iso_hunt_blocked_india

The message reads:

This site has been blocked as per instructions from Department of Telecom (DOT).

The reason for the ban is still unknown and users are flooding with tweets opposing the ban. If your ISP has blocked ISO Hunt, Pirate Bay or Extra Torrent for you, you might still be able to access those sites albeit using some workarounds.

If you are looking to access those websites, you can try out several of the proxies we had listed in our earlier article on how to access blocked websites. Additionally, you can also try out some other failsafe methods to access blocked websites.

Additional Reads:

Some of the blocks are DNS based (h/t @anantshri) . To overcome this issue you can try out services like Google DNS or Open DNS to access those websites. Read our earlier guide on How to use Google Public DNS on Windows 7 and Windows XP or use a Google DNS helper to automatically change to Google DNS. You can also use a Public Proxy DNS site like http://dnetproxy.appspot.com/.

You can also visit Pirate Bay using proxies which you can find at http://about.piratereverse.info/proxy/list.html and http://tpb.fl.ax/. You might also want to switch to magnet links if your tracker is being blocked. Learn more about what magnet links are.

Last but not the least you can also use Google’s site operator to search those sites directly without visiting them and then view the cached version of the page through Google search.

How To Check Mega Millions Winning Jackpot Numbers/Results $540 Million

The entire United States of America has been taken over by the frenzy of Mega Millions which has a jackpot of $540 million for their drawing on Friday, 30th March, 2012. The jackpot is said to be one of the highest in the world and is taken over the nation by craze. The $540 million jackpot has also made several players to play the Mega Millions lottery for the first time.

Mega Millions Winning Numbers

So if you are a first time player, how do you check the results of the $540 million Mega Million jackpot to see if you won? Well, there are several ways and we’ll list out most of them here to make it easier for you. For those unaware the Mega Millions results will be drawn on Friday, 30th March, 2012 at 8PM PDT/11PM EDT.

Official Website

You can visit the official website at http://www.megamillions.com or http://www.megamillions.com/numbers/ where they will prominently display the winning numbers on Friday after the draw has taken place. The website may be heavily loaded at the time of the draw and people may not be able to access the results, so also check the other ways to check the official results before the results are drawn.

Email Alerts

You can register at the official website to receive email alerts whenever the winning numbers have been drawn. To do that, head over to http://www.megamillions.com/pcenter/register.asp and register yourself at the website.

Once you have registered there, subscribe to get email alerts whenever new winning numbers are drawn and you will receive an email. This is the best way to get the results because you won’t have to visit the website and can view the results in the comfort of your website.

Other Ways?

Other than the ways listed above, there are also several other ways in which you can find the winning numbers for the $540 million jackpot which include television and news channels and radio channels as well as news websites.

Additionally, you can also called the official number listed below your tickets but that will cost you 99 cent per minute which is almost equal to the cost of the ticket.

Good luck with results of the Mega Million $540 million jackpot.

*Disclaimer: We do not endorse gambling.

What is The Attachment Size in Gmail?

Welcome to another Helpdesk article where we answer common questions which are asked by our users. One of users recently emailed us to ask us a simple question. "What is the attachment size in ?"

Well, the simple answer to this question is that Gmail supports attachments whose size are 25MB in size. This means that you can send and receive attachments up-to 25MB in size. However, when you send other email services might not accept attachments that large and might reject the email.

However, there are several other ways in which you can send emails larger than 25 MB as well. For example, you can send 100MB attachments with Yahoo Mail or even send large attachments up-to 5GB in Outlook.

Additionally, you can also use services like WeTransfer to send attachments up-to 2GB through email. The key with this is that, you don’t attach the actual files to the email itself, but instead make use of an external online file storage service which allows you to upload large files and then add the link provided by them to the email.

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Hope this answers your question. You might also want to read several of our to find information on how you can work better with the email service.

How To Change Wallpapers in Android Devices

Many devices provide users with an option to change the default   through Settings -> Personalize options. However, several new devices including the , LG Nitro HD and more do not provide a straightforward option to change the default .

If you are someone who is confused on how to change the wallpaper for your device, you can follow the simple instructions given below to apply a wallpaper of your choice to your Android device.

Step 1: Long Press (press and hold) any blank space on your screen

Step 2: You will see the "Add to home screen" option popup which will allow you to add widgets, shortcuts, folders and to your home screen.

Step 3: Select the wallpapers option from them and then choose the wallpaper from the "Gallery" or "Live wallpapers" and then choose from it.

Step 4: Once you have chosen the wallpaper you want, click the "Set wallpaper" button and it will replace the current wallpaper.

Understandably, this is a longer process than having an option to "Personalize" your device, but it is easy nevertheless.

How To Rename Folder in Android

Just like iOS which introduced folders in , too allows users to create folders to store multiple items in it. Adding a folder is pretty easy but Android does not provide an easy option to rename the folder to something more rememberable.

Whenever you create or add a new folder to any Android home screen, the name remains "New folder" which is not very helpful when you add multiple folders to the same screen.

So how do you rename folders in Android? Well, it is actually pretty easy. When you add a "New folder" to a Android screen, open the folder and then long press (press and hold) the folder’s title bar where the name appears (initially "new folder"). When you do that, a dialog box "Rename folder" will appear, allowing you to enter a new name for the folder.

Enter the name of the folder in the dialog box and click on the "OK" button and your folder will be renamed. You can use the same steps to rename the folder to something else as well.

Just make sure to open the folder first so that it’s contents are visible. If you long press on the folder itself, you will be shown an option to remove it and not to change the folder name of the Android folder.

How To Open .lit Files or .lit eBooks

In this day and age of eBooks, there are several different formats which allow publishers to publish their books. Some of the most famous one’s are format, .mobi format, PDF format and so on.

However, these formats do not have a wide known reader for Windows based PCs. If you have downloaded a file with .lit extension, you might not be able to open and read the book on your PC. .lit files were common on devices which ran Windows Mobile.

If you want to open .lit files we will offer you some ways to either open .lit eBooks and also a guide to convert the .lit books to several popular formats like ePub, PDF, .mobi and more.

First off, if you want to open a .lit book, you can download a free reader called Microsoft Reader (which will be discontinued in August 2012) by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/reader. The Microsoft Reader will allow you to open .lit files and read them. However, if you want to read the books with .lit extension you will have to convert them to another popular format like ePub, .mobi or PDF.

On the other hand you can also convert .lit books to other formats like ePub, PDF or MOBI. In order to convert .lit books to other formats you will need a software called Calibre. You can read our instructions on how to convert .lit books and ePub books.

How To Convert ePub files to PDF, MOBI, HTML

ePub files are an open publishing format to publish books and allow them to be read on multiple devices and platforms. ePub formats are popular on mobile devices, tablets and dedicated eBook readers like the Nook and Amazon Kindle. In fact, you can also read ePub books on your PC or Mac.

However, if you don’t have a compatible device to read ePub files, you can always convert ePub books to PDF format or MOBI format or HTML format and read them on any device.

One of the most famous software and you can use to convert ePub files on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux is called Calibre eBook management (Download). This software not just allows you to manage your eBooks on a computer but also supports multiple formats along with the ability to convert eBooks among different formats.

In order to convert and ePub file to PDF, MOBI or HTML format, you will first have to add the books to the Calibre library using the "Add books" button. Once you have done that, click on the book and then click on the "Convert books" button in the top menu.

Convert ePub to PDF

Once you have clicked that button, you will be shown several formats to convert the book to. Choose the format you want to convert the book to from the "Output Format" dropdown. You can make several other changes to the output using the left hand side menu. Once you have selected all the options, click on the "OK" button and Calibre will start a job to convert the book into the desired format.

The conversion process for ePub format to PDF, MOBI or HTML make take some time. Once the conversion is finished you will find the book in the same folder as the original book.

How To Open ePub Files, Read ePub eBooks

In this age of digital books which can be read on tablets and mobiles, there are several new books formats which have come into the picture. One such book format is called ePub which is a short form for electronic publication, just like eMail is a short form for electronic mail.

ePub books allow different devices to display the books in their own format which makes it compatible on different devices. Most devices support ePub files, however, if you have downloaded a file on a PC or Mac, you won’t be able to simply open it as it is.

If you have downloaded a book in ePub format on your computer, you will have to download a special software to read it. There are several software which will allow you to open ePub files or read ePub eBooks.

Free ePub Book Reader

One such software which allows you to open and read ePub eBooks is called Azardi, which is a free ePub reader. You can download the Azardi ePub reader from http://azardi.infogridpacific.com/html/.

Add Free ePub Books

Once you have downloaded and installed the Azardi ePub Reader, you can add your ePub books to the reader by right clicking on the library icon in the right hand side corner and then adding your ePub books to it.

Once you have added your ePub books to Azardi, you can then simply double click on it and open the ePub book and start reading it. You can also convert your ePub books to PDF, MOBI or HTML format and start reading it or upload it to your mobile device and read it with a compatible eBook reader app.